...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
In all the J-Mo love, it got me thinking...who are the ALL-TIME JORDAN MORGAN'S?
I don't have the correct words to describe exactly what I'm looking for, but if you've watched Michigan basketball over Jordan Morgan's tenure at Michigan the past 8-9 years...you know what I mean.
Whether under appreciated or under-the-radar are the correct descriptions, I don't know. But someone who embodies the career of Morgan.
For example, in the football world. Ryan Van Bergen comes to mind. Kovacs, Heininger and Martin somewhat, but moreso RVB (if you're talking about recent guys). In basketball Zack Novak comes to mind, but I feel that's the easy answer. We need to dig deeper.
Anyway, let's hear it...who are some of your all-time J-Mo's?!
Interesting article in the NY Times about the increasing competitiveness of Ivy League basketball in programs other than Princeton and Penn:
Why is Tommy Amaker having such (relative) success in the Ivy League, so quickly? Lower overall level of competition? The increased level of talent available to Harvard (and others) since they expanded their tuition waiver policy for low-income families? Is he a very good coach, but not quite at a level needed for success in the B1G? All of the above?
Has there been a change in NCAA rules?
As recent as last year, Michigan wore Maize for big road games (sparty, IU etc.)
This season, Michigan has only worn their road Blue uniforms. I began to take notice of this after I was going to wear my Maize until I saw a photo of pregame before the UW and sparty road games.
Also, it appears that we have seen the end of the 2012-13 - 2013-14 home White unis since of the uniforms(z) announced for the postseason. After all, since Michigan has gotten adidas, their uniform design changes every 2 years.
Will be kind of strange to see Michigan wear Maize in second & third round games.
Penn State just wrapped up an incredible, high-paced game of the century (/s) in Evanston, beating Northwestern 59-32 (yikes!) Also, Iowa plays Michigan State tonight.
Moar basking in the glory of this basketball team! In the glory of this coach! How many times in our lifetimes will be bear witness to such an incredible season, especially relative to expectations when McGary went down?
What odds would Vegas have placed on Michigan winning the BiG outright after losing Hardaway and POY Burke, AND their new #1 guy McGary? I cannot fathom. When was the last time a team that isn't a hype/recruit factory like Kansas/Duke/Kentucky didn't win its conference, then lost its top 3 guys, and came in the next year and won it outright? I MUST BASK AND SAVOR THIS. I MUST DRINK DEEP OF THE GLORY BEFORE ME. I KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!
Is Beilein the best coach the University of Michigan has had not named Bo, Yost or Berenson? I realize we haven't won any NCs yet, but from the dredges that Beilein inherited to this?
RAPTURE!!!! SOMEONE LINK RAPTURE MAN!!!
Been following this team since my freshman year in 1986 and NEVER has a UM basketball team brought me more joy than this one! (OK '89 did but that was a long time ago and I forgot how it felt!)
BLESS YOU Mr. Beilein! From all us married alums who must now ball vicariously through your student-athletes, THANK YOU!!!
The 7 seed Wolverines take on the 10 seed hoosiers of indiana at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indy.
Should Michigan win, they will face 2 seed state tomorrow.
This is most likely the only shot the Women have at an NCAA Tournament appearance.
EDIT: 9 straight wins over IU.